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Trump complains of ‘fake polls’ after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates

President Trump on Monday sought to cast doubt on a spate of recent polls that show him trailing Democratic White House hopefuls.

The president decried what he called “Fake Polls,” likening them to surveys during the 2016 presidential race that showed then-Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leading Trump.

He also accused various news outlets of intentionally getting the projections wrong.

“They will never learn!” he tweeted.

{mosads}A variety of surveys released in the last five weeks all showed the president losing to a handful of Democratic contenders in hypothetical 2020 match-ups.

An NBC News–Wall Street Journal poll, released Sunday, showed former Vice President Joe Biden leading Trump by 9 points among registered voters, 51 to 42 percent.

The poll also found Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) with a 7-point lead over the president, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ahead of Trump by 5 points and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) with a 1-point advantage.

A Fox News poll released last month showed Biden with a 10-point lead, Sanders with a 9-point lead, Warren with a 2-point lead and Harris and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 1-point leads.

And a Washington Post-ABC News poll released in early June showed similar results, with Biden ahead by 10 points and Harris and Sanders edging Trump by narrow margins. That poll also found Trump leads a generic “Democratic candidate who you regard as a socialist” by 6 points, 49 to 43 percent.

Trump regularly complains that polls showing him trailing his opponents are inaccurate. He said during last year’s midterm campaign that he only believes in polls “that have us up.” 

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